And the rains came! Inch after inch, day after day. We're ready now for our Florida sunshine, but isn't it nice that we have our quilting to keep us occupied during these cloudy days?
We have some wonderful quilt related products in the shop. The adjustable table top Portable LED Lamp is the perfect answer for those dark chairs or sofa areas.
We are also excited because we got another shipment of the Steamfast Irons - the world's smallest steam iron! These sell so quickly, if you want to get one, you should hurry into the shop because they don't last long!
Have you seen our newest shipment of Rowan Fabrics? We are loving the Kaffe Fassett fabric here at County Quilts but my favorite is Shoal in Tomato by Brandon Mably! Amazing color and design.
You wool lovers will be glad to hear that we now have Sue Spargo's wool thread, which is dyed to match her wool, that we also have in stock.
End of the Month, End of the Bolt
It's that time again!
This month, because of the way the days fell, we are going to have our sale on
Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2nd
I guess that makes it more of a
Beginning of the Month, End of the Bolt Sale, doesn't it??
Remember, purchase the remaining fabric on any bolt and
a 30% discount. It can be half a yard, or 15 yards. It's doesn't matter. Simply buy it all and you get 30% off!
~ELIZABETH DACKSON IS BACK!!~
See below to learn about her Intermediate Free Motion Quilting Class.
~Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club~
The Whatnots are on hiatus May through September and will resume in October. Enjoy your summer, everyone, and we will see you in the fall!
Susan's Wooly Wonderfulness classes are gaining in popularity right along with the wool applique movement. This month's class is Wednesday, May 20th and the Wooly Ladies are going to continue to work on their wool patches. They are sure to have a Wooly Good Time as they do their Flowerpot Big Reveal and see it the April showers really did bring May flowers. They are also going to be showing off their Blue Bird of Happiness patches from last month.
If you haven't had an opportunity to join the ranks of Susan's Wooly Ladies, this would be a great month to do so!
See below for more details...
Country Quilts and Bears
Shop Challenge 2015
This year's challenge is different than ALL previous challenges.
Change can be good! Instead of a fabric challenge, this year the challenge is using the new Hickory Nut Templates. We have three sizes to choose from. Use your creativity to design an item of your choice.
If you do not know what Hickory Nuts are, come into the store to find out. They are displayed on the front counter with samples showing how to use them. If you smile nicely, we may even do a demo for you...!
We look forward to displaying all of the creative pieces in the shop during the month of September. In order to have time to get them hung by September 1st, please bring them to the shop, completed, by August 25th, 2015.
Entries will be on display from September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015.
With the new challenge, comes new rules. Here they are:
1. Your projects may be sewn by hand or machine or a combination of both.
2. You may use quilters cotton, wool, denim, corduroy, silk or any other fabric you choose. There are no fabric restrictions.
3. Your project can be anything quilt related.
4. Embellishments are allowed and encouraged.
5. Projects must be made using at least one of the three sizes of Hickory Nut Templates.
The public votes based on eye appeal.
One vote per person.
Winner will be announced and prizes awarded October 1, 2015.
1st Place: $75 Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $50 Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $25 Gift Certificate
Gabby Quilts for Friends
Book 1 of the "Little Sewers Series"
...One chilly morning, Gabby realizes that she needs something warm for the winter ahead. A quilt is just the answer! But when Bear, Goose, and Sheep all have different ideas for the quilt, things get complicated. With love and imagination, Gabby stitches and sews for weeks. Can she make a quilt that will please each of her friends?...
As many of you know we are carrying Book 1 one of the Little Sewers Series and now we will be carrying the fabric panel to make the doll or bear as well! This talented author, Michael McCormick, has also created a greeting card that all quilters will love. With Christmas looming large, we think you will find these books and accessories to be a marvelous gift idea for the wee ones in our lives. Especially those that are familiar with quilting.